12 words, ALL CAPS, and all making it clear that Trump won't let it go without a Supreme Court showdown, because just moments after the Appeals Court ruling was released, Trump tweeted the following:
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Trump then spoke to NBC's Kelly O'Donnel briefly, reiterating what he has said before:
Concurrently, the US Department of Justice has said that it is reviewing the Appeals Court decision on the Trump travel ban and is "considering its options."
DOJ Reax to 9th Circuit Decision: “The Justice Department is reviewing the decision and considering its options.”— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) February 9, 2017
What are the options?
- Do nothing.
- Seek an emergency stay
- Petition for certiorari before judgment, in the Supreme Court of the United States
Based on the Trump tweet, the option Trump will pick is the last one: showdown at the Supreme Court.